published Thursday, August 21st, 2014

City gets grant to make Lakeside Academy safer for pedestrians

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    School buses arrive as kids prepare to finish the school day at Lakeside Academy early Tuesday afternoon.
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The city of Chattanooga will get $243,222 from the state department of transportation, according to Gov. Bill Haslam's office.

Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today said the city would be getting the funds through the state's Safe Routes to School program. The money will go toward building sidewalks and crosswalks at the Lakeside Academy school zone.

Haslam's office said the sidewalks will promote walking and biking to school and will help about 490 students.

about Louie Brogdon...

Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...

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